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Heather Briccetti '89, the current acting-president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc., was named president and CEO by The Business Council today. She is the first woman to hold the position.
“Across New York, women are making tremendous progress in the world of business. I am honored to be the first woman to lead The Business Council and I hope to continue our push for a more business friendly environment that respects women and the work they do to make this state a great place to do business," said Briccetti.
Briccetti joined The Business Council as vice president of government affairs in December of 2007. Briccetti previously served as an assistant counsel to the New York State Senate Majority, working on a range of issues, including economic development, budget reform and consumer protection. She also worked for the Assembly Majority for several years, serving as a legislative aide and counsel to the Committee on Racing and Wagering.
She has also served as special counsel in the office of the state Attorney General, where her responsibilities included coordinating activities between the bureaus in the Attorney General's office and the state Legislature and the Governor's office.
Briccetti received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and her law degree from Albany Law School. Briccetti now lives in Brunswick, outside of Albany, with her three sons.